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|23 hours 27 min ago||NY Post/Mushnick||
Yeah, I'm fairly certain that Phil Mushnick has never been an insightful journalist. Pretty much no one working for the Post's sports page is an insightful journalist. It is a tabloid rag. It's the newspaper equivalent of First Take.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Seems pretty simple to me||
Seems pretty simple to me - he was having an off offensive night and he brings little in the way of rebounding or defense to the table. Sure, he brings more defensively than Duncan Robinson but if Duncan Robinson's shots are falling (and he was shooting well despite some misses) he should get more minutes than an off-his-game Wagner.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||No||
This team has developed to the point where they can beat anybody on any given night, but the level of competition in the NCAA tournament is just much more difficult than the B1G tourney, and it requires 6 games to win it, not 4. I just don't see this team winning more than 4 given the odds.
While Beilein has turned this team into one no one wants to play, at the end of the day, this is a team with 1-2 NBA players (non-lottery), at best. In order to win a championship they will have to beat ~3 teams that feature 3-4+ NBA guys (featuring a lottery guy or two). That's VERY tough to do. During the NCG-Elite 8 run, we were trotting out 5 NBA guys. I think you'll find most championship teams look more like that than what we're rolling with this year, sadly.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||A little disappointing||
That's a little disappointing for him I'm sure considering, for context, Junior Hemingway ran a 4.53.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Amazing||
Taking a page out of Wale's book. This is hysterical.
I look forward to all of us replying to Finebaum's tweets with some variation on a "P"-based first name that isn't Paul.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||New Jerseyan here||
New Jerseyan here. You guys up in Bergen County realize the traffic is so bad outside of Sunday because everyone has to get all of their shit done on one weekend day (or in the few hours after work during the week), right?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wildly Pro||
A+. I think the team uniforms are much improved. I was a little wary of Jumpman at first for football but I ended up liking it a lot.
But, probably more importantly, on a consumer level, the Dri-fit stuff is tremendous. The more conservative, traditional look to t-shirts, etc. that Nike provides is a much welcomed change from the louder, more abrasive Adidas style.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No.||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Says who?||
Says who? Slightly younger than when Fleck took the job, but Fleck's experience beforehand was being WR at a bunch of middling programs and then for the Buccaneers for one season.
Not saying Mike Hart is a good hire necessarily, but I wouldn't dismiss a guy like him off-hand.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This is dumb.||
No shots at the OP - this is probably worthy of posting - but man, this is the stupidest recruiting report/update I've maybe ever seen. The reporter repeats what his "source" tells him. Then he acknowledges that it is contradictory and can be read two different ways (essentially stating that, without further information, it is meaningless). Then he does no follow up with said "source" to ascertain which of the two meanings he meant to imply. So, basically, this "source" is inarticulate and the reporter is either too dumb or lazy to get to the bottom of his own report.
Thanks SEC Country!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Um||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Still||
Still, you did it wrong. It's not the Boca Bowl, it's the The Boca Raton Wet The Beak Ponzi Scheme Awareness Bowl.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||In the writer's defense||
In the writer's defense, Peppers' defensive stats and return stats are, even comparatively, not on par with Lamar Jackson's offensive numbers - which are rarely seen. I love Jabrill and think he is deserving of making the final (and that an argument can be made that he deserves to win it), but trying to compare Lamar Jackson's 51 total touchdowns, 3000+ passing yards and 1500+ rushing yards with Peppers' solid, yet unspectacular defensive stats is a losing argument every time.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Depends||
If you're talking about Lloyd leading the '06 team against Harbaugh leading the '16 team, I probably take the '16 team.
That said, you coach 'em up the same and scheme them the same and I take the '06 team. The '06 team was loaded with NFL-caliber talent on both sides of the ball and, perhaps more importantly, the offensive stars were also incredibly explosive college players as well. This '16 team has a lot of second-third day of the draft NFL guys on offense who were solid but not spectacular college players. Henne had arguably the best college career of any Michigan QB. Mike Hart the same at running back. Avant-Breaston-Arrington were spectacular at their respective roles at receiver. The offense has some solid guys who will play in the NFL but other than maybe Butt, I'm not sure anyone is someone we will look back on as an all-time Michigan great.
The defenses you could probably argue either way. Other than Woodson, Jabrill and Lewis are maybe the 2nd and 3rd best secondary players in M history (apologies to Cato June). The D-Line has been great. But '06 produced guys like Leon Hall, Lamarr Woodley and David Harris who each turned in decade long NFL careers and produced a bunch of Pro Bowls between them.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Wait, what?||
Are you merely raising it as a distant and incredibly unlikely possibility or is there some kind of real risk that Western Michigan passes 2-loss Michigan in the rankings? I am not crazy to think there is a .0000001% chance of that occurring, right?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Only worse than Ellerbe era?||
As a student who attended all but a handful of home games during the Tommy Amaker era, this crowd looks sizeable compared to that time. Not sure where they concocted those attendance figures if that crowd failed to beat out an Amaker era showing.
Regardless, I am sure it is some combination of football dominating the athletic landscape again and finals. Attendance always dropped around finals time if I recall correctly.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Godspeed||
A good friend of mine from law school went to OSU for two years and is a big fan. I am not sure he takes it as personally as I do (as I have lived and died with UofM from about the age of 4 up to and through my undergrad days there). He has asked me on a few occasions if I am interested in watching with him and I have just politely declined.
I see no upside in these scenarios. Even if we win you will have to tamper your unbridled excitement so as to not appear to be a total asshole (not that anyone here would ever approach "Pride Buckeyes" level). If we lose, you will not want to speak to them even though they will (at least in my case) be conciliatory and respectful. I suggest you bring plenty of smokes and light beers (or whatever self-destructive vices you indulge in) and just prepare to retire to a corner of the property for some alone time if we lose.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||It's really not.||
It's really not. I am a New Jerseyan and a UM grad. There are a significant number of us. You will find most Jersey people to be kind and hospitable if not provoked.
Frankly, most people in the state who bother to watch college football look up to our program and respect it. I attended the first round of this series in NJ in 2014 and - painful though it was - I didn't experience any negative fan interactions. Even the usual back-and-forth teasing that goes on was innocuous. After they blew the game we left and didn't have face any gloating or poor behavior despite being a large group of fans decked out in UM gear following what was one of the biggest wins in RU's history. Frankly, I was shocked by our experience. Given the context, I expected RU's fans to act much more offensively.
Long story short, NJ is a rather friendly place to go watch Michigan play a Big Ten game.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Also||
Also, I would not surprised in the least if it this is found to be a false flag operation by an MGoCorrespondent. This provides MGoBlog and its readers with everything it could ever want from Rutgers' fan base.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Oh my God||
I thought I had thoroughly enjoyed all there was to enjoy out of this hilarious piece of news and I hadn't even noticed the failed acrostic. That (with the perfect accompanying gif) really sets this whole thing off. The perfect cherry on top.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Uhhh||
Are we really discussing the discussions on First Take? I'd be much more interested in you recapping your work water cooler discussion on the topic, MFanNE. It'd likely feature more thoughtful and/or original analysis.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Wilbon Analytics||
The funniest take away from the Wilbon article was that he thinks that WHIP is an advanced stat. Yes, WHIP - that century old statistic used in every roto league since time immemorial. Yes, WHIP - the stat that is literally (Walks + Hits)/Innings Pitched.
I was blown away by how that Wilbon article made it to print.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree re: small time||
I disagree that this revelation is small time. I think the seven game suspension was the result of the improper benefits, but I doubt that was all that would result from the NCAA discovering that these improper benefits were being funneled through requests from Tunsil directly to the Ole Miss athletic department and coaching staff.
My guess? The NCAA nabbed Tunsil on the impermissible benefits but wasn't able to uncover any involvement with the AD/coaching staff initially. (Despite these texts, I highly doubt an AD or staff are writing checks directly themselves). Presumably now they can connect the dots from the source of the funds, presumably some outside booster that Ole Miss' staff could connect with, to Ole Miss' program. I think this revelation could be potentially devastating. Coordinating payments through an associate AD is above and beyond a lack of institutional control, it's the wild west of NCAA lawlessness.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Oh thank God||
Oh, thank God. I was worried that Paul Finebaum did not think that UofM was a "major university." Glad we received that endorsement from a guy who covers the academic stalwarts of the SEC.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair||
To be fair, that joke is probably equally true about us Michigan alums.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Very doomed||
I pre-dated Packard Pub by a few years and during my time there it was an Atlanta Bread Company and some other failed business that I can't recall. The current tenant must be at least about the fifth since my run ('02-'06).
Seems odd since that's a fairly dynamite foot traffic location and there is barely any competition (or was, at least) on the bar front in that area. Packard Pub had absolutely horrendous service though, which was probably more of a factor than the location.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, well||
Ah, well. It is Ann Arbor in the Spring. I think there will be plenty of other bars/restaurants willing to help anyone who needs to get their tailgate on.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Slugger||
Slugger is criminally underrated in that hierarchy.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Eh, this is a bit of a stretch||
Believe me, I agree that ESPN lost its usefulness long, long ago, but this is a bit of a stretch.
Why would ESPN cut off Peyton's ability to respond to the question? If it was nefariously trying to protect Peyton, wouldn't it run the conference on a delay and thus, be able to cut off the question itself, rather than the answer? Once the question is asked, the cat is out of the bag and any damage is done. Cutting off Peyton doesn't provide any benefit.
If ESPN is trying to help Peyton by allowing a reporter's question about a scandalous topic to be aired but subsquently cutting off his own answer on the subject, they must have a pretty shitty view about Peyton Manning and his speaking abilities.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Weinreb||
Weinreb is the absolute worst. I suppose if Penn State kicked Michigan's teeth in throughout my time at school there I may harbor a lifelong grudge against them, but I doubt I'd spend my life writing inartfully argued missives against them. I'd probably just wear some troll-y t-shirt or something.
At least, arguably, these other buffoons have some sort of actual self-interest they're trying to protect in the process.